DANCERS were strictly brilliant as they put their best feet forward for Bury Hospice.

The glitz and the glam of the ballroom was there for all to see as the brave couples strutted their stuff for the charity’s biggest fundraiser of the year.

After 12 weeks of rehearsals, the brave non-dancers performed the salsa, Argentine tango, rock ‘n’roll and the cha cha cha at the grand finale at the Longfield Suite on Saturday. And they did the hospice proud, having raised more than £48,000 through sponsorship and donations.

Head of fundraising Rachel Wallace said: “These 18 brave people from across Bury took themselves out of their comfort zone to enter Strictly - most of them had never danced before. They did it to raise vital funds to help us keep supporting people across Bury at times in their lives when they need us most.

“It was an incredible event with a star-studded cast of judges, our brilliant dancers including the Mayor and Mayoress of Bury and run entirely by volunteers and staff. Help us smash last year’s final figure of £54k,000 - we have six more weeks for donations to keep coming in. Every penny really does help!”

While the overall winner on the night was the hospice, on the dance floor, it Kate Greer and Luis McBriar who lifted the glitterball trophy to be crowned winners of Strictly Best Foot Forward 2019.

You can donate via Bury Hospice’s Strictly Best Foot Forward Justgiving page or call the fundraising team on 0161 7259800.

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